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Author Hester, R. E. (Ronald E.)

Title Waste incineration and the environment / editors, R. E. Hester and R. M. Harrison
Published Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry, [1994]


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 W'PONDS  628.4457 Hes/Wia  AVAILABLE
Description x, 158 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Series Issues in environmental science and technology, 1350-7583 ; 2
Issues in environmental science and technology ; 2
Contents Incineration as a waste management option / J. Petts -- Pollutants from incineration : an overview / P.T. Williams -- Recovering energy from waste : emissions and their control / G.W. Rae -- Organic micropollutant emissions from waste incineration / G.H. Eduljee -- Pilot-scale research on the fate of trace metals in incineration / G.J. Carroll -- The US approach to incinerator regulation / E.M. Steverson -- Environmental assessment and incineration / D.O. Harrop
Summary Waste incineration is finding increasing favour as a waste disposal method and this Issue considers the topic of waste disposal and the place of incineration as an option. It reviews the emissions and environmental impacts of incineration and available control technologies, specific research upon emissions of trace metals and organic micropollutants, and the methodologies for environmental impact assessment. There is currently great interest and considerable controversy over waste incineration and this book gives a dispassionate view of the scientific and technical issues involved. It provides a broad overview of the role incineration can play in waste management and looks at how environmental impacts may be managed and assessed. For municipal waste, when coupled with energy recovery, waste incineration provides an efficient, spatially compact means of bulk waste reduction, which is widely favoured over landfill, and for some chemical wastes, provides the only presently viable disposal option. This book places incineration in the context of other waste disposal options and examines the relative benefits and environmental impacts in a balanced way
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and subject index
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Subject Hazardous wastes -- Incineration -- Environmental aspects.
Hazardous wastes -- Incineration.
Incineration -- Environmental aspects.
Refuse and refuse disposal -- Environmental aspects.
Hazardous wastes -- Environmental aspects.
Sewage -- Environmental aspects.
Refuse and refuse disposal -- Environmental aspects
Waste disposal -- Incineration -- Environmental aspects
Author Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)
Harrison, Roy M., 1948-
Hester, R. E. (Ronald E.)
LC no. 95117604
ISBN 0854042059 (paperback)
1591244153 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Issues in Environmental Science and Technology
Issues in Environmental Science and Technology, 2
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